Tip #402: Ten Ways to Bore Your Audience to Death

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“Bores bore each other too; but it never seems to teach them anything.” Don Marquis

I met a friend in a grocery store where he was stocking up on six-packs of a highly caffeinated drink. He explained that he needed continual infusions of caffeine to stay awake during a technical lecture at a local university. He later told me that he ended up falling asleep anyway, shaking from the caffeine.

So, what made this lecture so incredibly boring that my friend couldn’t keep his eyes open? If you would like to duplicate his experience for your own audience, here are ten things you need to do (although we all hope that you won’t!):

1. Talk about yourself for an hour.Read the rest